This week we sit down with Theresa Ferguson, the director of AustinUp to discuss the ways the City of Austin is responding to the growing population of older adults. 2010 census had fastest growing population of older adults, so the city formed a Commission on Seniors in 2014. One of the recommendations was to created a nonprofit dot-connector….enter in AustinUp..Raising the profile in Austin older adults.
- Thinking of your role when you are aging, like being involved in the community or civil engagement.
- University of Texas re: research on aging and brain health and learning why we remember or why we forget.
- Technology for the aging population that can be good for all ages. Alexas, or Nest cameras, Uber, instacart all can be used by
- 8 domains to work on for Austin – transportation, housing civic engagement, health services
- Age Friendly Austin plan
Join Theresa on May 4th – ATX Aging & Innovation Summit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/atx-aging-innovation-summit-tickets-32001577580
Also published on Medium.